3 journalers for this copy...
My favorite bit?
I am naturally irascible, and if I could have shaken this negative gentleman vigorously, the relief would have been immense. The prejudices of society forbidding this mode of redress, I merely glowered at him...
I can definitely identify with that. :p
Great sketches. They clearly are based on letters to loved ones, trying to be brave and cheerful while working in an understaffed and unsupplied hospital in Washington DC. Alcott's wit and mischeviousness comes through, as does the undertone of pity and despair at what she was witness to. Nice to see her unfiltered.
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Well, he is not wrong, though I seriously considered that I should revoked his BC account.
For me, Little Women was required reading at my school, so I couldn't imagine anyone not knowing it. Though of course hubby came from an all boys school.
Anyway, it was an interesting read. The language takes some getting used to, but it gives me such a vivid image of the author: funny, bold, witty and confident. Her narratives are so imaginative: "two invalid tables, ditto chairs, wandered here and there" "(the meals) consisted of beef, evidently put down for the men of '76;... butter, salt as if churned by Lot's wife; stewed blackberries, so much like preserved cockroaches, that only those devoid of imagination could partake thereof with relish".
Will likely set aside for the medicine chest bookbox unless another interesting opportunity comes along.
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